Blackbird Anthem is an independent, Southern Rock band from Florida. Their music is a blend of outlaw country, southern rock, and blues. Fronted by lead singer / songwriter Adam Martin, Blackbird Anthem’s songs are tales of love, loss, regrets and redemption.
A U.S. Army combat veteran, Adam taught himself to play guitar after returning home from Iraq. A few years later, he began writing songs and performing locally. He formed Blackbird Anthem with David Bruce and later added Cody Owens on drums. Their debut EP, Stories I’ve Never Told, was released in early 2016 and is available worldwide across multiple digital media platforms including iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.
Their single, “Come Kiss Me” was featured on the syndicated radio program “The Iceman Show” and has been added to their normal rotation. They have been featured on HV Rebel Country Radio’s New Artist Spotlight and several of their songs are regularly played on multiple internet radio stations.
As both a solo artist and with his band, Adam has performed throughout Florida and is starting to play stages across the Gulf of Mexico in the Houston, Texas area. Adam has also played at the world famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville, TN. The band has opened for several national touring artists and have played at multiple music festivals in Florida and Texas.
Blackbird Anthem plays with such passion, the audience is able to easily connect with the emotion and feeling coming out of the speakers. Adam’s powerful and unique voice “is smooth enough to carry him through a love song, yet gravelly enough to cover a John Cougar Mellencamp song to perfection” (K. Leatherman, Highlands Sun, 2016).
The band prides themselves on putting everything they have into a performance, no matter the size of the audience. Whether it’s 10 people or 1,000, Blackbird Anthem’s show is one to remember.